Lake Superior Zoo Offering Free Admission on Flood Anniversary

By KBJR News 1

June 18, 2013 Updated Jun 18, 2013 at 6:32 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- The Lake Superior Zoo was hit hard by last June's flood.

Flood waters filled the low-lying areas of the zoo, killing 14 animals and causing serious damage to the grounds and buildings.

With the help of the community and an outpouring of support, the zoo was reopened within one month of the flood.

Now the zoo plans to celebrate its recovery by giving back to the community with a free day on Thursday, June 20th...the actual one year anniversary of the flood.

"When the flood occurred, the community, the region, the state, everyone just came together and supported the zoo," said Kim Matteen, Director of Marketing Membership for the Lake Superior Zoo.

The zoo will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday and admission is free.

Written and Posted to the web by Raeanna Marnati
rmarnati@kbjr.com